And the winner is…

2017’s So You Think You’re Funny? Winner Announced!

Karen & Katy Koren and the Gilded Balloon are proud to announce that Maisie Adams has won 2017’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.

After heats across the country, Maisie Adams has won this year’s competition, with Sarah Mann coming as first runner-up and Morgan Rees coming in as second runner-up.

Maisie Adams – Winner

Maisie is a comedian who leaves the audience belly laughing, giving standing ovations, throwing roses onstage, naming their babies after her – but most importantly, she is a comedian who never exaggerates.


Sarah Mann – 1st Runner-up

Sarah Mann is a regular on the Oxford comedy scene, can play the trombone and has a penchant for houmous and falafel wraps. Thanks Sarah!


Morgan Rees – 2nd Runner-up

Alongside being a finalist in this year’s competition, Morgan Rees was a recent finalist in BBC New Comedy and Chortle’s Student Comedy Award so I think we can all agree Morgan is addicted to being in comedy finals.

The 2017 So You Think You’re Funny? Grand Final was compered by 2013’s winner Aisling Bea and is presided over by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts. This year, they were:

Karen Koren (Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon), Katy Koren (Director of Gilded Balloon), Susan Provan (Director of Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Zoe Rabnett (Senior Producer, Just For Laughs Festival), Bruce Dessau (Comedy Critic, Evening Standard), Stephen Armstrong (Comedy critic, Sunday Times), and former So You Think You’re Funny? winner David O’ Doherty.